Have a great weekend!!
I am kind of in a funk right now. Funny thing is, I should be the happiest ever right now. I mean I am getting married in three weeks!
But I am having issues. I'm going to call it the "grass is always greener" syndrome mixed with feeling trapped.
Maybe it's looking at pinterest.com where you see all these super creative people doing awesome DIY projects (I don't have much patience for a lot of those), or super cute outfits that you don't have, or super cool places that you have never been to. I want so badly to travel. I see my friends moving to really cool cities, and I have only lived in two cities, one state away from each other. But traveling would mean leaving my fiance, which would make me sad. Is it too much to ask of our companies to allow us to leave for a year, travel the globe, and come back and keep our same jobs?
I am also in a career rut. I'm not really sure what I would want to do, or if I even want to work for money. Stay at home mom is out of the question for at least four more years, and who knows if I would even want to do that once we have kids, if we have them.
I look at job descriptions and nothing sounds exciting to me. I just sort of think, "well I could do that, I have the experience for that," but nothing appeals to me. Right now I work at a great company with great people, so I am trying to be content with that. But sometimes, deep down in my heart, I wonder (in the words of Jennifer Nettles), "there's gotta be something more."
How do y'all feel? Have you ever been in a funk? Were you able to pull yourself out of a funk? How did you do it?
I'm honestly not sure what I feel about capital punishment. If you look at if from an economic stand point, it is more costly to execute someone than have them serving a life sentence, even if they are young when convicted. This is due to all the court hearings and appeals that have to take place to eventually give someone lethal injection. From a Biblical standpoint, God says Thou Shall Not Kill. Pretty simple. However, some argue that families of the victims agree that it does give some type (not all) closure when the perpetrator is executed.
Some people believe that those convicted of either life sentence or death row would rather die than sit in a prison cell until they die naturally, but I have heard that changes when it gets closer to the date of execution.
There is also the point of possibly executing an innocent person (such as perhaps Troy Davis). Life of David Gale anyone?
I'm not sue what I believe. Many mass murderers have mental disorders (mainly psychopathy), so is it really fair to kill them for their brain defects? You can judge me all you want, but I think if I'm being honest with myself, if someone murdered a close friend or family member (psychopath or not), I would want to see the death penalty for that person.
What are your thoughts?
PS: Sorry for the super depressing topic today.
This is a guest post by Matt. Rachael let me borrow her laptop while I get moved in and get my internet set-up; because she is the best. Because of this favor, she will not be able to do her favorite post, Music Monday. Side note, she is pretty amazing even when I am a jerk face. I am a very lucky man, for the record, and can't wait to see her every day.
Ok, so follow this, my post reads like an SAT question:
Rachael really likes this song. She sings the songs that she likes. I like it when she sings. Therefore, Matt likes:
A) to turn up the radio when she starts singing
B) to sing over her
C) this song